Watercolour and Ink
April 28, 2021 4 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

Anyone can sketch. It is just making marks on the page while your mind is busy thinking or listening. Your brain doodles without judgment, without thinking or giving commands, and without expectations about the process. Disengaged from your inner critic, flowing along in the moment, you are present.

low angle photo of airplane flying over building
April 26, 2021 4 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

The power of Black and white abstract photography cannot be denied. Discover through trial and error the great potential of black and white abstract photography. It takes time to develop a knack for seeing through the clutter of colors.

Georgia O'Keeffe
April 24, 2021 5 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

Georgia O’Keeffe was an American artist, who was often referred to an the ‘Mother of American Modernism’. Her ability to see and marvel at the tiniest detail of a flower or the vastness of the southwestern landscape, drew us in as well.

now or never quote
April 20, 2021 8 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

Focus on quality first and let quantity take care of itself over time.However, you are in complete control of how much content you create and submit over time. There are no minimum requirements to keep your account going, though various sites have different maximum amounts you can submit in a given time period.

attractive black woman against gray background
April 18, 2021 7 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

Portraiture has been a popular form of art for centuries.From novices to masters, nearly all artists have attempted some form of a self-portrait at some point in their careers.Before photography, painters captured the faces of humans. Early portraits, however, were often reserved for the noble class.

Paris through my Window
April 16, 2021 9 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

The village and I is the title of this painting by the artist Marc Chagall, and in it he painted a large profile of his own head.The animals were his friends, and he often used to talk to them. What do you think he is saying here to the white cow? Or is the cow telling him a story?

photo of black ceramic male profile statue under grey sky during daytime
April 14, 2021 4 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

“He was not of an age, but for all time!” So wrote Ben Jonson in the poem of praise published in the First Folio of collected plays. Was Shakespeare a life that lasted from 1564 to 1616 or was he also a sum total of all the body of words, ideas, characters and stage images that has remained alive for four centuries because of their endless capacity for renewal and adaptation through the work of succeeding generations of actors and spectators, appreciative readers, and creative artists in every conceivable medium.

old spartan helmet with ornament on black background
April 12, 2021 4 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

The book is about ordinary people who confront giants. By “giants”, the author means powerful opponents of all kinds~from armies and mighty warriors to disability, misfortune and oppression. Throwing out our traditional ideas of what it takes to be a success, it offers unconventional views on subjects such as downside of privilege, the benefits of learning disabilities, and how authorities should treat their citizens.

April 11, 2021 5 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

In 1962, the year in which Pop Art was established as the latest major artistic movement, Andy Warhol began his transition from hand-painted to photo-transferred art with a groundbreaking series of works. While these pieces mimicked a mechanical method of production, they were in fact hand-painted. The set of works was called simply Campbell’s Soup Cans, and would become one of the most iconic, signature pieces of his career.

April 7, 2021 8 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

Although there is no right or wrong to shooting landscape, there are a few tips that can elevate your shot and have them stand out against the general background noise of countless dull photos.Landscape are an excellent subject to convert into black and white. Look at the work of Ansel Adams and his iconic black-and-white landscape images which helped establish photography among the fine arts.

brown and white stallions running in a field
April 5, 2021 8 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

There are plenty of things I wish I had learned sooner than I did, a few things I wish I had done differently, and plenty of thoughts and opinions I had back then that have completely changed. For those of you who are just starting out in the realm of monochrome, I hope that by sharing a few of the tips that I wish I had known sooner in the learning process, it can help accelerate your learning curve to a speed a bit faster than my own.

turned off laptop computer
April 3, 2021 4 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

Every year, Bill Gates comes out with his personal reading recommendations. He focuses on a certain number of books each time, providing a brief overview of why each one has stood out for him.Most of the books that he recommends are deeply informative and not all are easy read. Starting in 2014, he even began recording short videos to go with his book recommendations.

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March 28, 2021 3 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

This is book is about individuals who achieve a level of success that is out of ordinary. From rock stars, to remarkable lawyers, to what make a pilot better than the rest of his flock, or why asians are so good at math. So what makes them so extraordinary that they lie outside the realm of normal experience?

scandinavian room interior with mockup photo frame and vase
March 24, 2021 4 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

Art History is the study of the visual arts including architecture, sculpture, graphic art of a particular period or a civilisation. But it is more than a recitation of famous works of art and their makers, dates, material, subsequent history and so on. It also should be a guide to looking , how to look with understanding and pleasure.

boat with vase of flowers and dried grass on lake
March 23, 2021 2 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

The most widely used version of the Cyprus name refers to the overseas trade of copper, whereby the island gave its name to the Latin word for copper through the phrase aes Cyprium, meaning “Cyprus metal”, the phrase was later shortened to Cuprum.

March 19, 2021 2 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

It began in 2004, when American explorer Dan Buetttner teamed up with National Geographic to identify places in the world where communities lived considerabley longer and better than the average person.

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March 18, 2021 3 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

There are all sorts of questions in the world, for instance~ Is college degree still “worth it”? Short answer: yes; long answer: also yes. Is it a good idea to pass along a family business to the next generation? Sure, if your goal is to kill off the business~ for the data shows it’s generally better to bring in outside management.

woman in white dress shirt
March 17, 2021 4 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

The social Impact of stereoscopic photography was remarkable. At height of its popularity, from 1860 to 1920, the stereograph represented the main type of home entertainment, with friends and family gathering in the parlor to view the latest images from around the world.

Book Review
March 16, 2021 3 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

The book is a revelation of sorts. With the world of 7 billion people with 7 billion agendas~ thinking about the big picture is a rare luxury. We all have pressing issues, our day to day problems, but we cannot ignor global issues~such as climate change or crisis of liberal democracy and carry on thinking it will not effect our lives~ cause eventually global warming will make the Mumbai slums uninhabitable, send enormous waves of refugees across Mediterranean, and lead to a world wide crisis in healthcare~ which we are already witnessing first hand with the spread of the Covid pandemic which has raised its ugly head and refuses to bow down.

writer working on typewriter in office
March 14, 2021 5 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

The art of storytelling is a skill which has to be mastered keeping your audience in mind . To keep your story compelling, there are certain rules which the author has come up with, which has served him well over the years at events such as Moth Story~Slam for a very good reason. The five different strategies to infuse a story to make it effective.

mysterious shadow behind dark backdrop
March 12, 2021 2 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

The art world’s attention was dominated from the mid 1920s through the 30s by Surrealism- the movement in all the arts largely inspired by the tools and ideas of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis.

person holding black camera
March 10, 2021 3 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

The 1800s~photography took place in bright light of the day, since sunlight was originally the only source of lighting sufficient to record an image on the low-sensitivity media used by early photographers.

photo of woman with stethoscope hanging on the back of her neck
February 28, 2021 2 MIN READ Stuti Shiva

The fatal leap from animal to human~ Life-threatening infectious diseases such as AIDS, Ebola, virus flu, SARS and currently Covid-19 can spread quickly over large areas thanks to globalization and trigger epidemics or even pandemics.